Archive for ‘2008’

Defend Yourself with a Good Night’s Sleep

Persistent pain and disturbed sleep create a tremendous stress on the body that could potentially drag down a person’s immune system.

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Hypnosis or the Power of Suggestion

Hypnosis combined with suggestion can be a powerful tool against pain.

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Placebo Treatments: Misleading and Potentially Harmful

Prescribing placebos to fibromyalgia patients is an acceptable practice to half of the U.S. internists and rheumatologists who responded to a recent survey.

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Get Ahead of the Wintertime Blues

Don’t dread the wintertime blues. Get a jump start in heading off the symptoms associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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Reduced Hippocampal Function in Fibromyalgia

An American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) funded study brings science closer to understanding what is happening in the brains of fibromyalgia patients.

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Spreading of Pain: Women vs. Men

While healthy women have a lower pain threshold than healthy men, this does not explain why more than twice as many women develop fibromyalgia.

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Fibro Patients Challenged when Processing Words and Colors

A simple screening test for memory and concentration difficulties may have falsely labeled you as “normal.”

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FDA Approves Cymbalta (duloxetine) to Treat Fibromyalgia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Cymbalta (duloxetine) on June 16 for treating fibromyalgia.

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Are You Becoming Cold-Sensitive?

The quest for humans to escape cold weather during their retirement years may have a physiological basis.

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Saves Money

This study looks at why the medical costs per year of fibromyalgia patients dropped after being diagnosed.

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